“... accumulates into an amazingly creative and original juxtaposition
of rock, country, vigour and sass.” – Fervor Coulee
With what PopMatters describes as "tenacious swagger," critically-acclaimed solo artist Ashleigh Flynn recently dialed up the volume and debuted an all-female rock band as a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype from WWII.
Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she arrived on the Americana scene in 2008 with the release of her third LP, American Dream, a poetic lament to the elusiveness of that national ethos. A Million Stars followed in 2013 – a rollicking journey celebrating the women pioneers of the American West.
Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters’ inaugural LP hit the streets in 2018 featuring a sound that hearkens back to early Stones, ‘70s psychedelic country rock, and alternately charms like a Sunday afternoon front porch session...
“Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters laid down one of the best sets of this year's festival with tight, professional rollicking Americana that defies geography. From the soul of the City to the call from the Holler, you won't find a better band. ”
– Brian Keogh, Mainstage Coordinator, Oregon Country Fair
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June 20, 2021
It was a perfect breezy evening down by the river when the Riveters took the stage on the summer solstice for their biggest show to date. The capacity crowd was treated to an extra long set including surprise covers of Elton John's "The Bitch is Back" and Dolly Parton's "9 to 5".
Roadhouse at the Laurelthirst 2022!
AF&TR are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting the Riveters Roadhouse every 3rd Friday of the Month at the beloved Laurelthirst Public House in Portland throughout 2022. They will welcome featured guests, and play all the hits while also cutting their teeth on Album No. 2. PDXers, mark your calendars!
June 20, 2021
AF&TR had an absolute blast on the first tour out since the pandemic crushed the world. We played our way through the beautiful PNW with stops in the Columbia River Gorge, Enterprise, Sawtooth and Sun Valley! We are grateful to Sawtooth Family Gathering for inviting us, and to all the promoters along the way who hosted us. Looking forward to next time!
"Across twelve energetic tracks, Flynn & the Riveters seamlessly blend honky-tonk country, roots rock, wash-bucket folk...jangly, raspy, loose-limbed, and ambling in all the best ways."
– Country Queer